Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace
“Human Race Not Arms Race”
PO Box 363 Geneseo NY 14454
May 27, 2016
Dear GVCP Member:
NEXT REGULAR GVCP MEETING is SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH, 1:00 PM (Lunch), 1:30 PM (Meeting). Omega Restaurant, 4182 Lakeville Rd (Route 20A) Geneseo.
This Month’s Letter:
Please write or call President Obama and tell him not to support the expansion of nuclear weapons. President Obama took a very positive step when he visited Hiroshima and talked to hibakusha—survivors of the atomic bombings in 1945. We applaud him for this important gesture. However, despite this, the President is presiding over the “Trillion Dollar Nightmare.” That is the “modernization” (expansion) of the U.S. nuclear arsenal over the next 30 years.
Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts has been outspoken in his criticism of nuclear expansion. He reminds President Obama of Obama’s 2009 pledge to “reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security.” Markey points out that the U.S. military is proposing a dangerous new nuclear air-launched cruise missile at the cost of more than $20 billion over the next 20 years. How can we call for peace, and yet arm for a nuclear war?
Please write to President Obama. Thank him for visiting Hiroshima, and urge him to heed the words of Senator Markey. The President should not support the expansion of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.
White House comments line is: 202-456-1111
Postal address: Pres. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington DC 20500
Arnie Matlin for GVCP
GVCP is proud to be a chapter of Peace Action New York State